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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 10318
Grade: Unknown
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1876
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Transition
Plate: Full Plate
Data Research: 1907 Rockford Serial List
Research Note: #10303: Verified as 15 Jewel movement marked "C" on barrel bridge (jewel count not marked). Set/key-wind, Lever/key-set.
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Verifications & Observations

10001
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  • March 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 10819 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • March 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 10879 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • January 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 10793 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This watch movement is a private label for Murrs &
    Finch. St. Paul. Minn.
    It is Key Wind and Key Set, not a Transitional
    movement.
    Hope this is of some help.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • December 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 10175 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This watch is a transitional movement.Key wind and
    Stem wind with a small Lever to set the time on
    the sde. Hunting movement with the time set Lever
    at the 24 minute marker.
    Engraved on movement for private buyer. A.Brehm.
    Bridgewater. Pa. Hope this information is of some
    help.
    Regards Mark.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • July 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 10175 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • April 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 10318 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • April 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 10318 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • May 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 10170 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: is 9 jewels. but transitional
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • April 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 10650 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: marked 11 jewels on barrel bridge, and has screwed
    down jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
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